horizontal or vertical on a 92" wall?

I am hanging drywall on 92" basement walls. I have hung drywall in the past, always horizontally, but I am tempted to hang this vertically and just cut 4" off the top to hang it. What are the downsides to hanging vertically? and would you recommend it or not in this scenario?

Thank you.

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horizontal or vertical on a 92" wall? NEW
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Nov 09, 2012
Sorry, Tyler, but I think you're incorrect NEW
by: Ed

The guy who wrote the question didn't say whether he was sheetrocking exterior walls or interior walls. If he's doing interior walls, you may be correct in that the drywall provides a bit more stability when applied horizontally. If he's doing exterior walls (daylight basement?), you would have to assume that there's some sort of sheathing on the exterior side of the studs which gives the wall all its strength & stability, and the drywall on the inside probably adds next to nothing in the way of stability. And staggering the seams?? How do you figure? If you install the sheets vertically, you have nothing but vertical seams with factory recessed edges to deal with. When they install sheetrock horizontally, they certainly don't stagger the horizontal joints. They stagger the vertical butt joints because butt joints don't have the recessed edges, hence they have to be mudded and feathered out liberally in order to cover them up so they don't show in the finished product. In a vertical application, you totally eliminate all the butt joints. Additionally, in a horizontal application, the factory edges of the sheets can be nailed (or screwed) only every 16" at a stud, whereas in a vertical installation, ALL edges of the sheet can be fastened continuously every 6" or so along the studs, so the vertical joints at the studs, in a vertical application, are probably actually stronger than the horizontal joints in a horizontal application.

Sep 04, 2012
Horizontal or Vertical Drywall NEW
by: DrywallTeam

Thanks for writing that is a great question. You will want to go horizontal for sure. The next question we typically get is why? The reason is when going vertically the drywall is only attached to 3 studs vs 6. This give your more stability and does not allow the wall to flex as much. The next reason is you always want to stagger your seams. To give better strength and prevent cracking. When standing sheets straight up you can not stagger them.

I hope this helps and thanks for writing.


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